PRESTONPANS is eager to celebrate the success of its world champion boxer Josh Taylor.

Danielle Murphy, Josh’s fiancée, said she was looking to put plans in place for an open-top bus parade, so her partner could show off his prized championship belts to his fans, but is awaiting confirmation from East Lothian Council.

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Meanwhile, Prestonpans Community Council meets on June 8 to discuss commemorating Josh’s success, but has said that any celebrations will follow coronavirus restrictions.

Brian Weddell, community council chairman, said: “We are absolutely delighted for Josh and his family after his win – given he is Prestonpans born and bred, this is an amazing achievement for East Lothian.

“He is a credit to Prestonpans.”

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Graeme Hutchison, Prestonpans Gala Day convenor and secretary, said that early discussions with partnering agencies had begun to plan a local celebration for Josh’s historic win.

He added that there should be an official event to allow Josh to parade through the town and community members to see him and his championship belts.

Mr Hutchison said that the gala committee were eager to finalise plans to celebrate the 30-year-old’s success on behalf of the town and community.

Residents have also called for Josh to be suitably honoured for his achievements, including suggestions that he should be knighted.

One Facebook user said: “Josh should be getting a knighthood for what he has achieved – the same as Chris Hoy, Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton did in their sporting achievements.”

Another said: “He should be greeted by the First Minister and given the freedom of the cities of Scotland!”

When asked if East Lothian Council had any plans for commemorating Josh’s success, a council spokesperson said: “We are delighted for Josh and his family on this historic achievement and are actively considering the most appropriate way to recognise it.”

John McMillan, East Lothian’s Provost, also congratulated Josh.